National Finals Rodeo 2023: Round 1 Daysheet
Round 1 of the National Finals Rodeo begins at Thursday at 8:45 PM ET/5:45 PM CT and you can watch it only on The Cowboy Channel and Cowboy Channel+.
Resistol Rookie and NFR first-timer Kade Sonnier has a rematch that is what dreams are made of. He won Cheyenne Frontier Days on Sankey Pro Rodeo’s Irish Eyes and if he makes the same ride again, Sonnier will set the bar.
|Cash & Carry
|On Second Thought
|Bronc Riding Nation
|Renovo Shady Nights
|Lil Red Hawk
Nick Guy picked up the Round 1 win in 2022 with a 3.8-second run and Jesse Brown was second with a 4.0. Dalton Massey has been on fire this regular season, but his NFR competition is tough.
Levi Lord set the pace in Las Vegas in 2022, but with Jr. Dees as his partner. This year, he is roping with Dustin Egusquiza and both know the Thomas & Mack well.
SADDLE BRONC RIDING
Sage Newman matched up with Big Stone Rodeo’s Rubels for the Round 1 win in 2022. Brody Cress gets to start his week of with Rubels and Cress finds success in the Thomas and Mack every year.
|Pendleton Roundup’s Marquee
Caleb Smidt stopped the clock at 7.5 to win the Go-Round by over half a second in 2022 on his way to a second consecutive Gold Buckle and NFR Average Title. Kincade Henry was the next closest cowboy in his NFR debut.
It is safe to say all eyes will be on Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi tonight. After a regular season full of record breaking runs and big wins, Pozzi Tonozzi’s horsepower is undeniable, the question is, who gets the call on night no. 1?
|Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi
Tristen Hutchings took the NFR by storm in 2022 and his Round 1 bull for 2023 might set him up to do it all over again. Hutchings has been 89 on Gladiator’s Hammer to finish second at the Cody Stampede and this rematch could get him his fifth NFR Go-Round win in 11 performances
|Rodeo Ranch’s Cheddar Biscuit
|Love The Grind’s Bouchon
|OLS Tubs Ugly Wish